afghanistan, the president has, for a lot of progressives, been -- you know, has backed away from national policy. it's ones that mccain should like in many ways. if you want a select committee to investigate our national security, do it on a number of frameworks, but not susan rice and what she said on "meet the press." if you look at her interview, it was very cautious. she was given talking points by the cia. if anyone understands intelligence briefings, it used to be john mccain until he decided this was going to become a political witch hunt for him. don't get where he's heading except that a republican party wants to go after the president on this front. >> early days of the iraq war, it was mccain who used to complain about intelligence reports saying he would listen to them, but then pick up "the washington post" and see everything they had talked about the day before. he used to complain about this. so he can't have it both ways.